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Michaelhouse Café

The Michaelhouse Café serves locally sourced food that is cooked on the premises each day and is a venue which can be hired for multiple uses by the community. It is a unique venue for your event, in the heart of the historic town centre.

The award-winning Michaelhouse Café  is one of Bill’s Cafés, founded and operated by food writer and restaurateur Bill Sewell. Open Monday to Saturday, 8am to 5pm, the Café serves locally sourced food that is cooked on the premises each day. For menu information and inspiration, please visit the Café website!

Hiring the cafe for your event

The café is available for hire after business hours, from 6.00pm on a weekday evening or at the weekends. We can accommodate up to 110 people for a sit-down meal and up to 200 for more informal events.

The café space can also be hired with the Michaelhouse Chancel (a fourteenth century chapel redecorated in the Victorian Gothic style). This can provide additional space for a sit down meal or be adapted as a recreation space for music and dancing.

Both the cafe and chancel have been used for talks and debates, business dinners, book launches, birthday parties, christening parties, wedding receptions and a myriad of other events. Please see Venue Hire for other spaces available at the Michaelhouse Centre.

Sample Menus

The Michaelhouse Café provides all catering and refreshments for events in the building. There are several options available:

The Michaelhouse Buffet

2 or 3 Course Dinner

Celebration Sunday Tea

Sharing Plates and Nibbles

Juice, Beer and Cider

Wine list

Meeting room catering

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